By Nancy Thorner –
The Muslm Brotherhood
It was when Dr. Lutzer mentioned the Muslim Brotherhood and hinted what the FBI had uncovered back in 2004 that my curiosity and concern were heightened, bringing forth a need to locate more information about the FBI find. The document referred to by Dr. Lutzer is a must read and offers a chilling operational insight into the mindset, planning, and vision of the Islamic movement in North America. The document calls for the implementation of Shariah by the Muslim Brotherhood via a five phase program, some of which has already been implemented.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan for North America was a closely-held secret until the FBI discovered it during a 2004 raid of a house in Annandale, Virginia. Agents discovered a secret basement containing internal Ikhwandocuments, the Brotherhood’s official English website, including the strategic plan titled, “An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group.” Presently the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated every segment of America society, even national security.
It was rather perplexing and unnerving to discover that the White House took more than a year to respond to an online petition asking that the Muslim Brotherhood be declared a terrorist organization, only to have rejected the petition. According to the White House:
We have not seen credible evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood has renounced its decades-long commitment to non-violence,” the White House said in response to a “We the People” petition that garnered 213,146 signatures — more than twice the 100,000-signature threshold to trigger a response.
If you watch Fox Cable News, most likely you have seen members of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) join in debates from time to time. Without deviating from their talking points, CAIR members routinely claim their organization represents one of peace and good deeds. But how is this so when CAIR was created by the Muslim Brotherhood? According to this site, among other facts stated, CAIR receives financial support from foreign powers who have also provided direct support to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and Hamas.
Dr. Lutzer recommended reading books written about Islam by James Woosley and Andrew McCarthy. In the course of my research I found a comprehensive 10-part course about the “Muslim Brotherhood in America” by Frank Gaffney. Here is Gaffney’s introductory “Overview” to his 10-part course:
“By allowing our attention to be focused exclusively on the danger and prevention of terrorism, we ignore the many other ways we are being attacked. This series is an introduction to ‘civilization jihad’, a form of warfare that employs manipulative financial techniques, lawfare, infiltration of our civil institutions and government and insidious information dominance.”
Muslim influence in history textbook and in the banking industry
In relating how Islamists are conniving to grow their influence in America, Dr. Lutzer shared how Muslims now have veto power over what appears in textbooks. Common Core Islamic indoctrination of students in American schools is overt. History is being hi-jacked. “World History,” a Common Core approved high school history textbook, has an entire chapter dedicated to the virtues of Islam and not a single chapter for Christianity. The biggest pusher of Common Cores, besides leftist progressives, are The Islamic Society of North America, another Muslim Brotherhood front group, along with Hamas-CAIR. Parents must take time to check the textbooks of their children. It is critical that communities become informed communities. Dr. Lutzer advised parents and grandparents to introduce children to biographies of great Americans, so they never doubt what this nation is all about and how special she is.
An addendum to Dr. Lutzer’s remarks about the teaching of history can be found in this recently published article, which relates how under AP Standards American History will not be about America. As author Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics add Public Center sees it, “America is being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote.”
In May America’s best and brightest high school students took a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history test (APUSH) that was crafted by many of the same individuals who wrote the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. The APUSH framework issued by the College Board in 2012 is composed of 70 or more pages for teaching U.S. history, drafted to replace the five pages of general topics previously used in teaching of American history.
Regarding the banking industry, Lutzer cautioned how it is likewise starting to comply to the tenets of Sharia law. Many major banks are already Sharia law compliant, in that there in no-interest in the Islamic financing of mortgages.
What should be the response of the Church and Christians?
Dr. Lutzer spoke about Redemptive Engagement. Churches and Christians must have the courage to speak out, for when fear exists there is silence. Europe has become totally paralyzed because of political correctness.
Truth and love are not in conflict. Fear, hatred, or anger are not options. It is important to interact with Muslims, so bridges can be built of trust and mutual respect. It is Lutzer’s practice to engage in conversation with Muslim cab drivers in Chicago. One cab driver admitted that he would be put to death if he converted to Christianity but had no idea who would carry out his death sentence. Accordingly, Islam is a religion that binds many of its followers in fear.
It must be remembered that the Church has been prosecuted for many years. What will we do if some day Islam and Sharia knocks at our door? Will we have the courage to oppose Sharia law on all levels because it is unconstitutional? There are already Muslims within this nation who are using the freedoms of the Constitution to destroy the Constitution. In England and France functioning Sharia courts now exist.
Only the Church in Germany stood against Hitler. Its actions were not as strong as the situation warranted, but at least the Church did something. Dr. Lutzer hopes he is wrong and the day will never come when we will no longer be able to watch the programs we elect to view, and when even Fox may be shut down. Nevertheless, Lutzer believes that God will guide and walk with those who are true and faithful to Him. We need individuals who are not angry or fearful and who are willing to speak out as the faithful did when danger presented itself in times pas
Lutzer addresses questions
Dr. Lutzer answered a number of question that were offered by audience members submitted on cards distributed for that purpose. Monte Larrick directed the questions to Lutzer.
Regarding Dr. Lutzer’s recently published book “He Will Be The Preacher: The Story of God’s Providence in My Life”, Lutzer explained briefly how God had connected the dots in his life in ways that he never could have imagine when growing up on a small farm in rural Canada. There is, however, another book on the horizon for Dr. Lutzer in 2017 to commemorate the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of when Martin Luther in 1517 penned a document attacking the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” to absolve sin. Luther’s “95 Theses” propounded two central beliefs—that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds — and in so doing sparked the Protestant Reformation.
To a question regarding how to get Christians to vote, Lutzer encouraged voting even if neither candidate is liked, because the day might come when the right to vote may be taken away. It was ten years ago that Dr. Lutzer became an American citizen.
On the possibility that Islam will become a one-world religion as the rule of the anti-Christ and the Caliphate work to achieve the same goal, Lutzer, explained how the Koran is no longer applicable in the year 2015. This explains why many Muslims fear speaking and how radical Muslims are being misled. We must pray for Muslims, listen when possible to what they have to say, for they have a story to tell.
Dr. Lutzer is fervently opposed to Chrislam. Chrislam is all about how Islam can be used to promote the gospel in the hope that Chrislam can become a worldwide mega-religion. The conflict is evident: Christianity has at its very core that Jesus is the only way to heaven, that eternal salvation is a gift of grace earned for mankind by Christ’s crucifixion. Islam holds the firm view that eternal damnation awaits those who do not earn salvation by submitting to the requirements of the Koran, which describes Jesus as a noteworthy prophet who didn’t really die on the cross. How then is it possible to reconcile the two views by having the Bible and the Koran in the same pew?
As to whether President Obama showed a lack of real concern over the murder of Christians in the Middle East, Dr. Lutzer, without hesitancy, answered “YES.”
As to Pamela Geller standing up for her first amendment rights and now being accused by some of deliberately provoking hostility, Dr. Lutzer believes that Geller had every right to do so, but he would not have done the same. But do radical Islamists really need an excuse to kill? Not to respond to and defend Freedom of Speech will only allow more of the same to continue. Cowardice through political correctness will only strengthen the enemy.
What about same-sex marriage? If a church believes in the Bible, it cannot compromise on same sex marriage even under the threat of losing its tax-free advantage. The Supreme Court is about to decide what has been ordained by God. To Dr. Lutzer this its unthinkable.
Clarified was how the Left deems religion as acceptable, as long as it’s kept in a church or practiced at home.
As to whether it’s time for a revival in America, Lutzer needed just one word to reply, YES! Dr. Lutzer expressed concern over the direction of many mainline churches, where being politically correct is more important than preaching the gospel. Lutzer called for a spiritual awakening, mentioning his recent attendance at a One Cry Conference. A signed pledge can be made here to join the movement, as with heavy hearts we recognize that the church in America is in a state of spiritual emergency. Like the churches in “Revelation”, we have become lukewarm and compromised. The light of our witness has grown dim. To find out how to host a One Cry Conference at your church visit this site.
As a final thought, Dr. Lutzer cautioned that prayer should not be used as a bomb shelter. We must do more than just pray, but must also strive to be all that God calls us to be in what we say and do. God will be with us, even as we walk through an evil world.
The Total Living Network recorded the event. A DVD should soon be available.
After the event an area was set up for Dr. Lutzer to sign copies his books that were available to purchase.
Mark your calendars: The 2015 IFI Faith, Family, and Freedom Banquet with Douglas Wilson and Anthony Esolen will be held on September 18th. This event is the largest pro-family gathering in the state of Illinois.